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THE contents of the present Volume do not call for any special comment. Mr. Skaife's translation of Domesday is completed. It will appear as a separate volume, provided with an Introduction and Index, which will, it is hoped, facilitate its use by students of Yorkshire history. Mr. A. D. H. Leadman is responsible for painstaking articles on Pocklington Church and School. Mr. Skaife's Extracts from the House Books of the Corporation of York bring to light much curious matter relating to the history and topography of that city during the earlier part of last century.
Since the last volume appeared the Society has been deprived of the services of its two Secretaries, Mr. G. W. Tomlinson and Mr. J. W. Walker. Mr. Tomlinson's retirement was followed not long afterwards by his death. An obituary notice, written by Mr. A. D. H. Leadman, is given at the close of this volume.
Mr. William Brown, who was appointed as Mr. Tomlinson's successor, has, since Mr. Walker's retirement, acted as sole Secretary, pending the appointment of a colleague.
The Society is now installed in premises of its own at
10, Park Street, Leeds, where the library is being arranged by Mr. E. K. Clark, the Honorary Librarian.
The Council have to say, in conclusion, that the authors of the various papers are alone responsible for the opinions and statements therein.
10, PARK STREET, Leeds, January, 1898.
EXTRACTS FROM THE HOUSE BOOKS OF
THE CORPORATION OF YORK . . ROBERT H. SKAIFE .